Monday, January 23, 2012

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A Quick Visit to Kfar Chabad

by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths

I make a quick stop by Kfar Chabad, the villiage of Chabad Lubavitch chassidim near Lod in Israel.  I was looking for some new full size siddurim (prayer books), as I noticed the print in my old pocket size siddur was getting fuzzy.  I’m not sure if this is because the ink on the tiny print is smearing with age (unlikely) or my eyes are being affected by some minor normal age related farsightedness (likely, but my ego prefers to think it’s an ink problem).

While there I snapped a couple of quick pictures…

770 Kfar Chabad is a replica of Chabad World Headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY.  While it’s a faithful replica, it’s unfortunately not really used.  The downstairs has the Chabad publications distribution center (wholesale prices!), but the rest of the building is only lightly used.  However, the style certainly makes it stand out in Israel.

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Kfar Chabad sits on a slight hill overlooking Tel Aviv.  While it started as a rural village, a number of townhouse projects have been added.  This picture combines a view of the townhouses and Tel Aviv in the distance (to the left, Yehud is to the right, I think).

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Kfar Chabad has an interesting mix of greenery, orchards (esrogim and orange), yeshivas and suburban style neighborhoods.  With the good rains Israel has been having, the greenery was really popping.

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It was a beautiful day for a visit to a sleepy chassidic village.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

sleepy ---- wow look over there a beinoni ---- no son not here the tzadik gemor is hidden .

neshama said...

Very nice pics. 2 Shvat: Yahrtzeit of Reb Zushe of Anipoli (a disciple of the holy Maggid and a dear friend of the Alter Rebbe)

10 Shvat 5710: Yahrtzeit of Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (6th Lubavitcher Rebbe) On this date Menachem Mendel Schneerson (7th Lubav. Rebbe) assumed leadership in 5711.

If anyone is interested in very good shiurim: Inside Chassidus with Rabbi Paltiel

Anonymous said...

So what did you do with the kids who broke in your synagogue?

Yocheved said...

Wow, what a beautiful place. I only saw the first picture at first, and assumed that you left Israel to go to the States!

Anonymous said...

you shoukd write about what happened yesterday inbet shemesh. I give you for free this tittle: "They dont want Mashiach" see http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4180414,00.html

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